New improvements were made to the B-15 about six months after its adoption. This was the B-15A, which was adopted on November 4, 1944. The B-15A is a more functional version of the B-15, with the addition of triangular leather tabs on both chests to clip the hoses of demand- type oxygen masks. This is the most distinguishing feature of the B-15A. In addition, tabs were added on both sides of the jacket for the wires to pass through to prevent the communication wires coming out of the headphones on the flight helmet from hampering maneuvering. Furthermore, the pencil pocket on the left sleeve has been modified to hold two pencils instead of one in conventional designs. The B-15A was issued from toward end of the war, but some continued to be used even after the successor B-15B was introduced and was also worn by the Army during the Korean War. This B-15A was made by Reed Products Inc. at the time and features bar tacks placed in the triangular hose clip tabs and an inverted V-shaped bar tack in the wire tabs, a specification not seen on jackets by other contractors. With such delicate and reliable craftsmanship, Reed Products boasted immense trust and production capabilities. It was a contractor for the B-9, B-15, B-15A, B-15B, L-2, N-2, and N-3, supporting the golden age of flight jackets.